Gun Runner

Gun Runner

Candy Ride (ARG) - Quiet Giant, by Giant's Causeway   ·   Stud Fee: $70,000 S&N

"Can't tell you the level of appreciation I have for him. Because very few horses accept the amount of pressure that was applied to him. Especially in the style in which he did it.”
--trainer Steve Asmussen on Gun Runner's Breeders' Cup Classic win

2017 Horse of the Year Candidate

Five-time Grade 1 winner of $8,988,500

ALL-TIME LEADING EARNER OF TOP 2017 SIRE CANDY RIDE (ARG)

Winner on nine Graded Stakes to date by an average margin of nearly five lengths

Beyer Speed Figures of 117, 115, 112, 110 and 110 in 2017

A true route horse: won his maiden special weight debut at a mile, finished first or second in 14 of 18 mile-plus starts

Extremely versatile -- won graded stakes over five different racetracks 

POSTED 9 CONSECUTIVE TRIPLE DIGIT BEYERS

Graded Stakes Wins:
$6,000,000 Breeders Cup Classic (G1)
$1,200,000 Whitney S. (G1) 
$750,000 Woodward S. (G1)
$500,000 Stephen Foster H. (G1)
$500,000 Clark H. (G1)
$1,000,000 Louisiana Derby (G2)
$400,000 Risen Star S. (G2)
$500,000 Razorback H. (G3)
$100,000 Matt Winn S. (G3)

Out of a Grade 2-winning mare who is a half-sister to Horse of the Year Saint Liam

 

Gun Runner
11/07/02017
The owners of Breeders Cup Classic Champion and leading candidate for Horse of the Year Gun Runner announced today that Gun Runner will stand the 2018 breeding season at Three Chimneys Farm...

11/04/02017
Gun Runner wrapped up a near-perfect 2017 with a front-running victory in the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) Saturday at Del Mar...

10/31/02017
Three Chimneys Farm and Winchell Thoroughbreds' Gun Runner was installed the 9-5 favorite for Saturday's $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) at Del Mar...

09/03/02017
Gun Runner continued on his march towards the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) with another dazzling display in Saturday's $750,000 Woodward S. (G1) at Saratoga...

02/20/02017
Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm's Gun Runner didn't disappoint in his much-anticipated 2017 debut...

11/26/02016
Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm's Gun Runner turned in the best rest of his career Friday at Churchill Downs with a front-running, three-length victory in the $500,000 Clark H. (G1)...

06/19/02016
Gun Runner returned to Churchill Downs for first start since his gritty third-place finish in the Kentucky Derby (G1)...

03/26/02016
Three Chimneys Farm’s and Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Gun Runner set himself up as a top contender for this year’s Kentucky Derby (G1) with an overwhelming performance in Saturday’s $1 million Louisiana Derby (G2)...
Connect with Three Chimneys:
CANDY RIDE (ARG)
b. 1999
RIDE THE RAILS (USA)
dkb/br. 1991
CRYPTOCLEARANCE (USA)
br. 1984
FAPPIANO (USA)   b. 1977 [IC]
NAVAL ORANGE (USA) dkb/br. 1975
HERBALESIAN (USA)
b. 1969
HERBAGER (FR) b. 1956 [CS]
ALANESIAN (USA) b. 1954 *
CANDY GIRL (ARG)
ch. 1990
CANDY STRIPES (USA)
ch. 1982
BLUSHING GROOM (FR) ch. 1974 [BC]
BUBBLE COMPANY (FR) ch. 1977
CITY GIRL (ARG)
ch. 1982
FARNESIO (ARG) b. 1974
CITHARA (ARG) ch. 1975
QUIET GIANT (USA)
b. 2007
GIANTS CAUSEWAY (USA)
ch. 1997 [C]
STORM CAT (USA)
br. 1983
STORM BIRD (CAN) b. 1978
TERLINGUA (USA) ch. 1976 *
MARIAH'S STORM (USA)
b. 1991
RAHY (USA) ch. 1985
IMMENSE (USA) b. 1979
QUIET DANCE (USA)
gr. 1993
QUIET AMERICAN (USA)
b. 1986
FAPPIANO (USA)   b. 1977 [IC]
DEMURE (USA) b. 1977
MISTY DANCER (USA)
gr. 1988
LYPHARD (USA) b. 1969 [C]
FLIGHT DANCER (USA) gr. 1968
Courtesy of Pedigree Query
Age Starts 1st (SW) 2nd (sp) 3rd (sp) Earning
2 3 2 0 0 $66,920
3 9 4 2 2 $1,970,880
4 6 5 1 0 $6,950,700

18 11 3 2 $8,988,500

 

At 2: Won

Maiden special weight at Churchill Downs (8f in 1:37.83 by ¾, defeating Gametown, Gray Sky, Blame the Caddie, My Majestic Flight, Paschal, Hint of Roses, Arcus)

Allowance at Keeneland (8 1/2f in 1:44.69 by 2, defeating Uncle Jerry, Rafting, Bandwidth, One Fine Dream, Meeteetse Fly, Smart Moon, He’s From Queens)

 

At 3: Won

Clark H. (G1, 9f in 1:48.50 at Churchill Downs by 2 ¾, defeating Breaking Lucky, Shaman Ghost, Hoppertunity, Hawaakom, Effinex, Noble Bird, Are You Kidding Me, Prayer for Relief, Mr. Z)

Risen Star S. (G2, 8 1/2f in 1:43.94 at Fair Grounds, defeating Forevamo, Mo Tom, Candy My Boy, Zapperini, In Equality, Tom’s Ready, Its All Relevant, Bistraya, Airoforce, Uncle Walter)

Louisiana Derby (G2, 9f in 1:51.06 at Fair Grounds by 4 ½, defeating Tom’s Ready, Dazzling Gem, Mo Tom, Forevamo, Candy My Boy, Greenpointcrusader, Conquest Windycity, Uncle Walter, Battery)

Matt Winn S. (G3, 8 1/2f in 1:41.12 at Churchill Downs by 5 ¼, defeating Gray Sky, Texas Chrome, Virtual Machine, Yo Carm, Cutacorner)

 

2nd

Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1, 8f at Santa Anita, to Tamarkuz, defeating Accelerate, Dortmund, Tom’s Ready, Point Piper, Vyjack, Runhappy, Texas Chrome)

Pennsylvania Derby (G2, 9f at Parx, to Connect, defeating Wild About Deb, My Man Sam, Awesome Slem, Nyquist, Exaggerator, Cupid, Summer Revolution, Discreet Lover, Sunny Ridge, Hit It Once More)

 

3rd

Kentucky Derby (G1, 10f at Churchill Downs, to Nyquist and Exaggerator, defeating Mohaymen, Suddenbreakingnews, Destin, Brody’s Cause, etc.)

Travers S. (G1, 10f at Saratoga, to Arrogate and American Freedom, defeating Gift Box, Governor Malibu, Connect, etc.)

 

At 4: Won

Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1, 10f in 2:01.29 at Del Mar by 2 ¼, defeating Collected, West Coast, War Story, Arrogate, Gunnevera, Churchill (IRE), Mubtaahij (IRE), War Decree, Pavel, Win The Space)

Woodward S. (G1, 9f in 1:47.43 at Saratoga by 10 ¼, defeating Rally Cry, Neolithic, War Story, Discreet Lover)

Whitney S. (G1, 9f in 1:47.71 at Saratoga by 5 ¼, defeating Keen Ice, Breaking Lucky, War Story, Discreet Lover, Tu Brutus (CHI), Cautious Giant)

Stephen Foster H. (G1, 9f in 1:47.56 at Churchill Downs by 7, defeating Honorable Duty, Breaking Lucky, Hawaakom, Stanford, Texas Chrome, Mo Tom, Bird Song)

Razorback H. (G3, 8 ½ f in 1:40.97 at Oaklawn Park by 5 ¾, defeating Hawaakom, Domain’s Rap, Goats Town, Smack Smack, Blue Tone)

 

2nd

Dubai World Cup (G1, 10f in 2:02.15 at Meydan, to Arrogate, defeating Neolithic, Mubtaahij (IRE), Awardee, Hoppertunity, Keen Ice, Lani, etc)

 


 

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Gun Runner

Gun Runner

LEADING 2017 HORSE OF THE YEAR CANDIDATE

  • Candy Ride (ARG)
  • Quiet Giant
  • Stud Fee: $70,000 S&N
  • Ch
  • 2013
Gun Runner wins the 2016 Clark H. for his first Grade 1 victory Gun Runner wins the 2016 Clark H. for his first Grade 1 victory
Gun Runner cruises to victory in the 2017 Woodward S. (G1) at Saratoga - NYRA photo Gun Runner cruises to victory in the 2017 Woodward S. (G1) at Saratoga - NYRA photo
Gun Runner winning a 2-year-old allowance at Keeneland on Oct. 17, 2015 - Coady photo Gun Runner winning a 2-year-old allowance at Keeneland on Oct. 17, 2015 - Coady photo
Gun Runner is in hand in his easy 2017 Razorback H. (G3) win - Coady photo Gun Runner is in hand in his easy 2017 Razorback H. (G3) win - Coady photo
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Gun Runner triumphs in the 2017 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) at Del Mar - Eclipse Sportswire photo Gun Runner triumphs in the 2017 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) at Del Mar - Eclipse Sportswire photo
Gun Runner and Florent Geroux take the 2017 Stephen Foster H. (G1) at Churchill Downs - Coady photo Gun Runner and Florent Geroux take the 2017 Stephen Foster H. (G1) at Churchill Downs - Coady photo


Gun Runner - Three Chimneys